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Research of Innovative and Breakthrough Additive Manufactured leading-edge concept

Project description

Novel additive manufacturing and joint approaches for large curved aircraft structures

Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies are in continuous development for many applications in the aerospace sector. New research in materials spurs acceleration in the development of manufacturing technologies that can harness them. The EU-funded RIB-AM project is developing novel AM technologies and joints processes applicable to large parts belonging to aircrafts primary structures with high curvature, such as leading edges. Approaches include automatic fibre placement using thermoplastic resins, AM with short fibre-reinforced thermoplastics and new joining processes based on inductive welding and metal to composites bonding.

Objective

RIB-AM project will contribute to the CleanSky 2 objectives with the development of novel manufacturing technologies applied large size components belonging to the primary structure of aircrafts. Within this set of manufacturing techniques stand out the Automatic Fibre Placement (AFP) using thermoplastic resins, the innovative additive manufacturing process with short-fibre reinforce thermoplastic materials or the new methodology for components joining based on inductive welding technology.

Coordinator

FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL
Net EU contribution
€ 268 411,22
Address
CALLE WILBUR Y ORVILLE WRIGHT NUM 17, PARQUE AEROP
41039 La Rinconada Sevilla
Spain

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Region
Sur Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 268 411,22

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